- COMPETING AT BAKING. (2)
- POETRY AND BASEBALL. (2)
- Nick: Correction! It’s @mornacale on Twitter. Slight typo.
- THE OLDEST FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE BEGINS ITS NEW SEASON. (1)
- Nick: I believe the live draft has value above and beyond nostalgia and the social benefit of seeing people in...
- THE ETIQUETTE OF EATING PEAS (COMMENT). (1)
- Nick: As is so often the case, the Simpsons have indirectly weighed in on this issue, as Homer clumsily and...
- EATING PEAS WITH A KNIFE. (1)
- milton: What was the origin of eating peas with a knife ? Comic strip ? I remember it from the late 40s.. m “I...
- A MOSQUITO AND DNA. (1)
- Nick: Not to take away from how cool that is, but I’d have to think a defense attorney would have a field day...
- HUNTERS IN THE SNOW (WINTER)—THE PAINTING. (1)
- Nick: I haven’t looked at this painting in years, but upon looking at it again I was reminded of what...
- ECONOMICS IS “A COLLECTION OF FUNNY STORIES ABOUT UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES”. (1)
- Nick: In a Simpsons episode, Bart protects two rare lizards such that they are able to breed. The population...
- A BIZARRE BASEBALL RULE CHANGE IS IMPLEMENTED (COMMENT). (1)
- Nick: And all of this to solve a problem that doesn’t really exist. Intentional walks and extra innings games...
- A BIZARRE PROPOSED BASEBALL RULE CHANGE. (1)
- Nick: I’m not a purist, but the problem with this rule is it seems that it would likely result in a bunting...
- “ŚMIGUS-DYNGUS”—A GOOD WORD FOR THE DICTIONARY GAME. (1)
- Nick: We’ve gotten a lot of joy out of a similar game called “Wise & Otherwise.” Instead of a...
Category Archives: Science
FLAVOR NOTES FOR BOG BUTTER. Joshua Levine article discusses the speculation that bog dwellers must have known that a bog would preserve a body buried in it because they made a practice of burying large amounts of butter in bogs. … Continue reading
IDENTIFYING ANCIENT DNA IN MUD. This article by Michael Le Page on the New Scientist website offers hope for a new archaeological tool. Scientists have had some success in looking for the DNA of early humans in ancient sediments in … Continue reading
EFFORTS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BOG BODIES. The title of Joshua Levine’s article is optimistic: “Europe’s Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets.” However, the secrets and mysteries remain. The article describes ingenious efforts which have led … Continue reading
THE UNCANNY NATURE OF BOGS. I posted here about how I believe that my Danish and Irish ancestors were bog people. I also believe that they lived in bogs because this was land that nobody else wanted. I had not … Continue reading
HORSESHOE CRABS DONATING BLOOD. Horseshoe crab blood is harvested in much the same way that human blood is donated. There is a good picture in Caren Chesler’s article (in the section captioned “The Catch”) of a row of horseshoes crabs … Continue reading
HORSESHOE CRAB BLOOD. The kids loved the “critters” that are on the shore of Long Island Sound from when they were infants. They especially loved horseshoe crabs from the beginning, even at an age when some of their friends were … Continue reading
MOSQUITOS AND EVIDENCE (COMMENT). Nick commented here on my post of a couple days ago about a dead mosquito which was found in a stolen car that “I’d have to think a defense attorney would have a field day with … Continue reading
HOW A COMPUTER CHOOSES ITS NEXT CHESS MOVE. Nick sent me this article by Ethan Chiel at the Fusion site which shows how a computer chooses its chess moves. A man named Matt Wattenberg has developed a program which “visualizes … Continue reading
OTHER APPLICATIONS OF FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGY. Wikipedia has quite a lot about forensic entomology, much which is devoted to somewhat gruesome determinations of the victim’s time of death based on the species of the insects that are infesting the corpse (the … Continue reading